Joseph "Joe" Wade Maxfield Sr., 59, passed away Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 in Little Rock, Ark. Joe was born Sept. 5, 1955 in Salem, Ky. to the late Louis Vernon and Emma Alberta Maxfield. He attended Crittenden Co. High school in Marion, Ky. and served in the United States Army. Joe worked for the aluminum industry for nearly 30 years in company's based in East Chicago, Ind., Wabash, Ind., and Prescott, Kansas. He possessed a strong penchant for storytelling, loved hunting, and enjoyed -- more than anything else -- the value of time spent with his family. Joe was known to those who loved him and whom interacted with him as a listener, thinker and a caring, focused individual that often offered strong and sound advice to those in need. He leaves behind a legacy of shaping his children into strong self-sustaining adults to whom he is regarded as nothing short of a hero. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Karen Joyce Maxfield; daughter, Candace (Colt) Umphenour of Prescott, Kansas; sons, Joseph W. Maxfield Jr. of Prescott; Thomas J. Maxfield of Lafayette, Ind.; Weston L. Maxfield of Lafayette; grandchildren, Brianna Clayton of Valparaiso, Ind.; Reagan O. Maxfield of Wheatfield, Ind.; Canyon and Cooper Umphenour of Prescott, Kansas, and Luke L. Maxfield of Prescott, Kansas; brother James N. Maxfield of Carrsville, Ky.; sisters, Myra Watson of Marion Ky., Verna Doris Rushing of Marion, Ky.; and Roberta Joyce Trautvetter of Evansville, Ind. He is preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, and 1 sister. Visitation Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Myers funeral Home. Graveside service 1 p.m. at Owen Cemetery.
Services for James E. "Bud" Crider, 87, of Marion, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in Piney Fork Cemetery. Kory Cunningham will officiate. Mr. Crider died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Crittenden Health Systems. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the United Auto Workers and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Katie Crider; one son, Dr. Steve Crider, of Marion; one daughter, Doris Stout, of Marion; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Joyce Ann Crider and Linda Jones; and three brothers, including two infant brothers. His parents were Guy and Gracie Crider. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Piney Fork Cemetery, c/o Sarah Ford, 220 S. Weldon St., Marion, KY 42064; or Emmanuel Baptist Church, Greenwood Heights, Marion, KY 42064.
Lucille Martin Driskill, age 85 of Smithland went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 from her residence. Lucille was a long time member of the Smithland First Baptist Church. She had worked as a Teacher's Aide at the Ledbetter Elementary School, and had served on the Livingston County Board of Education. Lucille had also been a member of the Paducah Bridge Club, where she held the distinctive honor of being a Gold Master. An avid Kentucky Wildcat fan, Lucille also enjoyed crappie fishing with her husband, W.B. Lucille is survived by her daughter, Kim Lampley and her husband Darrell, of Smithland; along with four grandchildren, Hailee Lampley, Nick Lampley, Cassie Morrow and her husband Daniel of Paducah, and Brandon Driver and his wife Dori of Louisville, KY. Also surviving are five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, W.B. Driskill; one daughter, Sandy Puryear; two brothers, Jerry Martin and Royce Martin; and one sister, Katherine Stinnett. Her parents were James N. and Grace Chiles Martin. A Celebration of Lucille's Life will take place at 1:00pm Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland, with the Rev. Brian Arnold and the Rev. Wayne Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Smithland Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 10:00am until 1:00pm Saturday at Smith Funeral Chapel. Expressions of sympathy make take the form of contributions to the Smithland First Baptist Youth Group, P.O. Box 217, Smithland, KY 42081. Online condolences may be left at www.smithfc.com.
Kimberly Goodman "Lucille" Leidecker, 51 of Marion died at 1:50 am December 24, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was a member of Marion Baptist Church and owned and operated Kim's Salon 7 in Paducah. Surviving are her husband, Donald Eugene Leidecker, Jr.; one daughter, Randa Claire Leidecker of Marion; her father, Douglas Goodman of Ledbetter; her mother, Faye Parrish of Smithland; three sisters, Marla Miller of Paducah, Cindy Teer of Marion, and Mary Goodman of Ledbetter; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be 2:00pm Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Smith Funeral Chapel in Smithland, with the Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Tiline Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00pm until 8:00pm Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to assist with medical expenses may be made care of Signet Credit Union.
Graveside services for Erma Dean Perrin, 79, of Enterprise, Alabama, formerly of Livingston County, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at McMurray Chapel Cemetery in Livingston County. Ms. Perrin died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Enterprise Health and Rehab. She is survived by a daughter, Shannon Nelson, and a son, Kevin Perrin, both of Enterprise, Alabama; a brother, Nickie Orndoff, of Burna; three grandchildren and two nephews. Ms. Perrin was preceded in death by one son. Her parents were Willis Albert and Mary Isabell Orndoff. Myers Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.